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The Academy Announces Recipients For The Scientific and Technical Awards

8 January 2016 4:07 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

82nd Academy Awards, Telecast

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 scientific and technical achievements represented by 33 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 13, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. In addition, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (Smpte) will receive a special award recognizing a century of fundamental contributions to the advancement of motion picture standards and technology.

“This year’s honorees represent a wide range of new tech, including a modular inflatable airwall system for composited visual effects, a ubiquitous 3D digital paint system and a 3D printing technique for animation,” said Richard Edlund, Academy Award-winning visual effects artist and chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. “With their outstanding, innovative work, these technologists, engineers and inventors have further expanded filmmakers’ creative opportunities on the big screen.”

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Academy Honors 33 Individuals With Scientific and Technical Awards

8 January 2016 2:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor 33 individuals at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards on Feb. 13 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

AMPAS will also present the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers with a special award recognizing a century of fundamental contributions to the advancement of motion picture standards and technology.

“This year’s honorees represent a wide range of new tech, including a modular inflatable airwall system for composited visual effects, a ubiquitous 3D digital paint system and a 3D printing technique for animation,” said Richard Edlund, chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. “With their outstanding, innovative work, these technologists, engineers and inventors have further expanded filmmakers’ creative opportunities on the big screen.”

The Academy noted that achievements receiving the Scientific and Technical Awards do not need to have been developed and introduced during 2015. “Rather, the achievements must demonstrate a »

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